Auto Bild: All-Season Tire Test R15 2018

Auto Bild: All-Season Tire Test R15

The influential German publication Auto Bild made a tradition of conducting not only summer and winter tire tests but also, following the trend of the las few years, test all-season tires as well. In 2018, right after about 50 winter tire sets of 195/65 R15 size were tested, the expert group of this industry magazine got down to testing all-season models of the same size, even though their number was twice as small.

Anyway, the Auto Bild 2018 test of 195/65 R15 all-season tires involved 27 tires of various price brackets that hit the pavement of the European tire testing facilities. After the first round of the competition that was organized according to the same principle as the winter tire tests, only ten best models with the best braking performance on wet pavement and snow were shortlisted for the final.

  1. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    84 61
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Confident handling response in any weather conditions. High steering precision on snow and wet pavement, high hydroplaning resistance, riding comfort, long running life. Good price/quality ratio. Cons: High price.

    Rolling Resistance   Lateral Stability   Straight / Lateral Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Dry / Wet / Snow Braking   Price  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  2. Continental AllSeasonContact Recommended
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    87 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Dependable grip on snow and wet pavement. Dynamic wet handling and high safety margin in terms of hydroplaning. Running life: average. Cons: Average grip on dry pavement.

    Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Snow / Wet Handling   Lateral Grip   Lateral Stability  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  3. Nokian WeatherProof
    Nokian WeatherProof
    81 51
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Outstanding traction on snow, a very large hydroplaning safety margin, low rolling resistance. Cons: Average grip on wet pavement. Limited resistance to wear.

    Rolling Resistance   Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning   Snow Performance   Lateral Grip  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
  4. Michelin CrossClimate+
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    84 67
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Low rolling resistance, safe behavior on dry and wet pavements alike. Long running life. Good price/quality ratio. Cons: Poor resistance to lateral hydroplaning Weak lateral stability on snow.

    Treadwear   Dry Braking / Handling   Noise   Value   Lateral Hydroplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
  5. Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    80 52
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Handling stability both in the wet and in the dry, crisp steering response. Adequate hydroplaning resistance. Riding comfort. Cons: Average lateral grip on snow, limited running life.

    Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning   Noise   Dry / Wet Braking   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
  6. Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    78 40
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Great traction and dynamic handling on snow of a race car quality, very high hydroplaning resistance. Riding comfort. Long running life. Cons: Delayed steering response and prominently inadequate handling on wet pavement, increased noise.

    Price / Mileage   Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning   Lateral Grip   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Noise  
    Europe Europe
  7. Vredestein Quatrac 5
    Vredestein Quatrac 5
    80 51
    · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Well-balanced performance on all kinds of pavements. Crisp steering response on wet pavement. Low noise emission. Cons: Limited hydroplaning resistance, slow handling response in the dry.

    Lateral Stability   Snow Traction   Noise   Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  8. Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    76 42
    · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Short braking distance and a good lateral stability on snow. Low noise emission. Good price/quality ratio. Cons: Relatively weak grip on wet pavement, weak handling response in the dry, weak hydroplaning resistance, increased rolling resistance.

    Price / Mileage   Lateral Grip   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
  9. Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
    Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
    N/A 38
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Good traction and lateral stability on snow. Well-balanced performance and great handling response in the dry. Cons: Limited safety margin of hydroplaning, long braking distances both on wet and dry pavements, high rolling resistance, prominently short running life.

    Noise   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning   Price / Mileage   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Japan Japan
  10. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    74 57
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Pros: Dynamic handling response on wet and dry pavement, the shortest wet braking distance on test. Cons: Prominent lack of traction on snow combined with a long braking distance and poor lateral stability. Noisy.

    Rolling Resistance   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling / Braking   Dry Handling / Braking   Snow Handling / Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Grip   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
Year
2018
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Tire Size
195/65R15
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Jul 14, 2019
Date updated
Feb 15, 2021

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